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Russell "Rusty" Boyd Howell, a resident of Dewar, Oklahoma, passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Dewar at the age of 51. Rusty was born on December 13, 1965 in Okemah, Oklahoma to William Boyd Howell and Judith Fraser.
Rusty grew up in the Wilson community and spent several years living in Muskogee as well. Following his education, Rusty joined the U.S. Army where he served for approximately two years. Later, Rusty attended college for two years at OSU Tech in Okmulgee where he studied marketing and management and heat and air. Rusty spent most of his adult life serving in a variety of management roles in convenience store operations. He worked as a district manager for Git N Go and for Pantry in the state of Florida. His love for this type of work was evident locally, as Rusty spent approximately 10 years in management with Love's Country Store operations in Henryetta, Ardmore, and Guthrie. Rusty loved to fish and ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was an accomplished mechanic and was often found working on automobiles and trucks for friends and family. Rusty was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys and spent countless hours over a 5 year span sharing his love of the game with Henryetta PeeWee football teams which he coached. But most of all, Rusty loved his family. He was a loving son, brother, father, and grandfather and he will be missed by the many people he served through his work, and that he touched with his gentle kindness.
Rusty is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Virgil and Viola Howell and by his maternal grandparents, Elton and Jean Fraser.
He is survived by his three daughters, Whitney McLeland and husband Brian of Henryetta, Katie Hurst and husband Buddy of Okmulgee, and Courtney Howell of Inola; three sons, Kyle Henry of Muskogee, William Cody Howell of Dewar, and Brandon Howell and wife Emily of Tulsa; by five grandchildren, Waylon McLeland, Bryton Howell, Allison Howell, Gunner Howell, and Carnynn McLeland; mother, Judity Henson and husband David of Henryetta; a father, William Boyd Howell and wife Martha of Okmulgee; two brothers, Bobby Howell and wife Cindi of Morris and Shawn Howell of Wilson; two sisters, Holly Pritchard and husband Kevin of Morris and Heather Henson-Longan of Morris; two step-brothers, Johnny Page and wife Jessica of Ft. Gibson and Will Page and wife Brynn of Ft. Gibson; by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family; as well as many good friends.
Viewing for Rusty will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Integrity Funeral Service from 1:00pm until 8:00pm.
A funeral service for Rusty will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Dewar with Rev. Ryan Wells officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Salt Creek Cemetery in Wilson under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Howell, bobby Howell, Cody Howell, Brandon Howell, Brian McLeland, Dylan Howell, and Matt Howell. Honorary bearers will be Buddy Hurst and Zac Dickey.
The family has designated the Children's Miracle Network, c/o Love's Corporation, Attn: Kyla Turner, 10601 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 as appropriate for memorial contributions.
Roger Leonard Tomlinson, a resident of Jenks, OK and formerly of Corinth, TX, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the age of 68. Roger was born August 11, 1948 in Henryetta, OK to Albert Melvin Tomlinson and Bula Christina (Popejoy) Tomlinson. He was raised in Okmulgee and graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1966. Roger received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University and his master’s degree from Oklahoma City University. Roger began his career with the U.S. Government Accountability Office in June, 1970 and after 39 years of exemplary service, retired in January 2009. Roger cherished the time he spent with his family and friends, watching OU football, his frequent fishing trips to Lake Fork, encouraging his children’s activities, and of course teaching Ryan baseball forward and backward.
Survivors include his best friend and wife of 19 years, Rebecca Tomlinson, his children, Amber Green and husband Nick of Amarillo, TX, Heather Tomlinson of Yukon, OK, and Ryan Tomlinson, a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma, his mother, Christina Bennett of Okmulgee, OK, his sister, Sharlet Epperson of Broken Arrow, OK, and his nephews, Chad Epperson, of Dallas, TX and Todd Epperson, of Branson, MO. Roger was preceded in death by his father.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2017 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
A committal service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Lake Fork Memorial Cemetery in Alba, Texas.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ira Little III, Bill Lucas, Jon Tomlinson, Doug Hamilton, John Javelli, and Michael White.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Roger’s memory.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Roger’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Randall Jarrod "Bubba" Andrews, a resident of Bixby passed away, Sunday, January 8th, 2017 in Bixby at the age of 34. Randall was born April 14, 1982 in Okmulgee to Randy Andrews and Nancy (Miller) Bridgewater.
Randall's world revolved around his son, Kash. He loved spending time with his son and attending all his sporting events, be it soccer, football, or any other sports that Kash was involved in. He also loved playing video games and anything else that involved his son. Randall was a fanatical, crazy, devoted Oklahoma State Cowboys fan. A lover of all kinds of sports, Randall was very much into fitness and body building.
He owned and operated his own General Contracting company, Infinitiy Contracting, and was a member of Faith Church in Broken Arrow.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sydna Miller, maternal grandfather, Alfred Miller, and paternal grandfather, Marshall Martin.
He is survived by his son, Kash Londyn Andrews of Tulsa;
Mother, Nancy Miller Bridgewater & husband David of Bixby;
Father, Randy Andrews & wife LaRonda of Henryetta;
Paternal grandmother, Robbie Summers of Eufaula;
Brothers, Shad Colter Miller & wife Renae of Bixby;
David Joseph Bridgewater & wife Lisa of Jenks;
John Daniel Bridgewater & wife Dawn of Jenks;
Billy Joe Dodge & wife Jeanette of Henryetta;
Sister, MaRanda Eller & husband Bailey of Oktaha;
Casie Nolen & husband Nick of Wetumka;
As well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who loved him dearly.
The family requests memorials be made to either First Christian Church or any deserving charity.
The casket will remain closed to the public for visitation as well as the funeral service.
A funeral for Randall is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Dewar First Baptist Church with Chaplain Dan Day & Cody Jefferson officiating. Interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
Randall was a special guy that everyone loved to be around and will be greatly missed. A great big thank you, to all our friends who have called, came by and also the acts of kindness that are to many to mention.
Robert Milton “Bob” Coleman, 74, of Henryetta, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at 74 years of age. He was born May 30, 1942 in Hartner, Kansas. He attended High School in Vinita and joined the U.S. Navy in 1961, serving in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bob then returned to Vinita and worked at an aircraft plant in Coffeyville, Kansas. In 1970, he attended OSU Tech for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and worked at Montgomery-Ward in repair service for several years. Bob worked for over 30 years as a Campus Police Officer at OSU IT. He loved his law enforcement job, especially helping others. He enjoyed guns, hotrods and Harley Davidson’s. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and great grandparents. Survivors include his son, Jason Coleman and wife Sandra of Afton, granddaughters, Molly, Maggie, Amelia and Emma, his longtime companion and friend, Virginia Carter and her son, Jay Carter and wife Tamara of Marshfield, Missouri, a brother, Don Coleman of Michigan and many friends.
Friends may visit the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ray Moffeit officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Bob’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Funeral Services are currently pending for Russell Howe, a resident of Dewar and former store manager of Love's Country Store in Henryetta, who passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home in Dewar at the age of 51. Service information and survivors will be released as soon as the information is finalized. Services have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Dale Stewart Rouk, 79, passed away January 1, 2017 in Burleson, Texas. He was born August 22, 1937 to the late Charles and Helen (Bebe) Rouk in Beggs, Oklahoma. Dale was the founding member of the Pan Handle Team Pinners Association of Amarillo and instrumental in the creation of two horse sales organizations, Ocala Breeders Sales and Keenland Sales Company, of which he was part of for 45 years. He was also two time Breeder of the Year of the Texas Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association.
Preceding Dale in death are his parents, former wife Jane Marie Jones and brother Bill Rouk. Left to cherish the memories of Dale are his children Scott Rouk and wife Amy of Elk Ridge, Maryland and Cindy Cowell and husband Brent of Amarillo, grandchildren Taylor, Rachel, Bailey, and Zachary, great granddaughter, Olivia, sisters Nancy Jackson and husband Gary of Beggs, Billie Ruth Zavesky and husband Danny of Hallettsville, Texas and Jeanie Lester of Bakersfield, California, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may visit the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 PM-8:00 PM.
Services for Dale will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Beggs with Reverend Chris Gore officiating. Interment will follow at the Beggs Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Matt Jackson, Gary Jackson, Jerry Jackson, Pete Jackson, and Scott Rouk.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Dale’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Junior Dee Gardenhire, 81 passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 in Tulsa. Junior was born August 22, 1935 in Hulbert, Oklahoma to the late Joe and Francis (Rusk) Gardenhire. He joined the Air Force in 1953 and retired after twenty years in 1973. Junior was a Boomer Sooner and Dallas Cowboy football fan. He enjoyed watching baseball, barbequing, fishing, and camping. Junior was a member of the VFW Post 1189 and a proud Vietnam Veteran.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Clyde Gardenhire, Fred Gardenhire, Cecil Gardenhire, and Bill Gardenhire, sisters Willa Mae, and Imogene, daughters Connie Gardenhire, Debbie Pearson, and Linda Schleppi. Left to cherish the memories of Junior are his children Jerry Gardenhire and wife Theresia of Carrollton, Lana Berger of Tulsa, Johnny Gardenhire and wife Judy of Okmulgee, Vickie Yates and husband Terry of Purcell, Jimmy Gardenhire and wife Doris of Fairview, sister Virginia Kelso of Mounds, thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.
A graveside service for Junior will be held 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Okmulgee Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Tinker Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Junior's Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Beverly L. (Johnson) Lewis, longtime Okmulgee resident, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Oklahoma City at the age of 81. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Funeral Services are currently pending for Jeremy Hamilton, a longtime Henryetta resident and pipeliner, who passed from this life on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Tulsa at the age of 43. Service information and survivors will be released as soon as the information has been finalized.
Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.